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[fal-muh th]
  1. a seaport in S Cornwall, in SW England.
  2. a town in SE Massachusetts.
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Historical Examples

  • He seemed uneasy, but admitted he could take the ship into Falmouth.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Butterfield was not even with Hooker, but at Falmouth at the telegraph.

  • The Count was with the army during its march from Falmouth to Frederick.

  • To the northward of the Helford River is the well-known port of Falmouth.

  • Two hours' pumping in every four is no joke—but it kept her afloat as far as Falmouth.


    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for falmouth


  1. a port and resort in SW England, in S Cornwall. Pop: 21 635 (2001)
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